ARLINGTON — Terry Dawn, a senior at Arlington High School, has been named the WIAA/Seattle Times State Athlete of the Week for the second year in a row, while he and AHS English teacher and basketball coach Nick Brown have been named the Outstanding Student and Outstanding Teacher of the Month for January by the Rotary Club of Arlington.
Dawn is captain of the AHS basketball team and has a 3.774 GPA. He’s twice received State Athlete of the Week awards from The Seattle Times and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Dawn was nominated for his positive attitude, his respect for his peers and his active leadership at his school.
Dawn has enjoyed his senior year, with classes ranging from physics and AP calculus to drawing & design and art glass, along with his required coursework. He plans to attend a four-year college and pursue a degree in engineering, with the hopes of playing basketball for a college team. Dawn’s top choices include California Polytechnic State University, University of Washington, Central Washington University or Western Washington University. He’s chosen to give his $50 donation from Rotary to the Troy Dawn Memorial Scholarship, in honor of his father.
While Dawn has scored more than 1,000 points since the beginning of his varsity basketball career, Brown has been with the Arlington School District for 19 years. He’s served as a department chair and class advisor, and has been recognized for his excellence in the classroom, and as a mentor and coach. Brown and his student athletes have rallied support for the annual “Coaches vs. Cancer” basketball game to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.